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MLA Style (8th edition)

This guide provides information and examples (in-text and Works Cited) to help you cite sources in MLA style. Why cite? Citing sources gives credit to the author(s) whose work you used to support your research.

Author Rules: Exceptions

Multiple authors -- In-text citations

(Author(s) page number).

Two authors: (Smith and Jones 34).

Three or more authors: (Smith et al. 39).

No Author

Use a shortened title of the work in place of the author name

("What we learned" 2).

Corporate Author

Use the name of the corporation instead of a personal name.

(Health Canada 7).

No page numbers

Some sources (such as web sources, streaming video) do not have page numbers. In these cases, simply cite the author only, in parentheses at the end of the sentence, or introduce the author in-sentence.

The report recommends "a complete rebuild of the Crown relationship with Canada's original inhabitants" (Cheadle).

or

Cheadle states that the report recommends a complete rebuild of the Crown relationship with Canada's original inhabitants".

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